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Jose Diaz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Reds signed RHP Jose Diaz to a minor league contract.
Diaz is a career minor leaguer and has yet to make his major league debut. He'll likely open next season at the Triple-A level. Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:13:00 PM

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Rangers designated RHP Jose Diaz for assignment.

Diaz allowed an unearned run in an inning during his brief stay with the Rangers.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 07:47:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Jose Diaz from Double-A Frisco.

Let go by the Mets after going 1-5 with a 6.69 ERA in the rotation at Triple-A, Diaz latched on with the Rangers' Double-A team and has posted a 3.95 ERA with a 13/11 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings as a reliever. He profiles as a marginal middle reliever at best and likely won't be long for the majors.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 05:22:00 PM

Free-agent right-hander Jose Diaz is close to signing with the Yokohama Bay Stars of Japan.

Diaz, whom the Royals acquired from the Rangers for Matt Stairs on July 31, became a free agent after being removed from the 40-man roster last month. He had a 10.80 ERA in four appearances for the Royals in September.
Tue, Nov 7, 2006 11:36:00 AM

Royals sent RHP Jose Diaz and Bob Keppel outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Each can opt to become free agents. Even with these two assignments and the loss of Mike Wood on waivers, the Royals still have 41 players on the roster. The club has until November 20 to reduce the roster down to the maximum of 40. Diaz had a 10.80 ERA in four September appearances for the Royals. General manager Dayton Moore said KC is interested in bringing both Diaz and Keppel back on minor league deals.
Thu, Oct 12, 2006 09:19:00 AM

Royals purchased the contract or RHP Joselo Diaz from Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals had better candidates for callups, but they want to see if they got anything in return for Matt Stairs at the trade deadline. Diaz had a 5.40 ERA and a 16/15 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings for Omaha. He has a big fastball, but that's about it.
Tue, Sep 5, 2006 09:28:00 PM

Royals acquired RHP Joselo Diaz from the Rangers for outfielder Matt Stairs.

The hard-throwing Diaz has been on waivers in the past and was a minor league free agent after last year, so he wasn't exactly a hot property. The 26-year-old had a 3.28 ERA and a 46/22 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma. He'll likely be assigned to Omaha.
Mon, Jul 31, 2006 04:56:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jose Diaz to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Diaz, 25, was non-tendered by the Indians last month. The hard-throwing reliever had a 4.74 ERA while giving up 54 hits and 49 walks and striking out 85 in 74 innings between Double- and Triple-A last month. He shouldn't be a candidate to win a bullpen spot out of spring training.
Tue, Jan 3, 2006 01:57:00 PM

Indians non-tendered RHP Jose Diaz.

Diaz, a hard-throwing reliever with massive control issues, was a waiver claim from the Rays in June. He wasn't about to contribute anytime soon.
Wed, Dec 21, 2005 01:37:00 AM

Indians claimed RHP Jose Diaz off waivers from the Devil Rays and optioned him to Double-A Akron.

Diaz throws hard and would be lethal if the size of the strike zone was quadrupled. As is, he seems like a poor bet. He had a 9.13 ERA in 23 2/3 IP for Double-A Montgomery before being removed from Tampa Bay's 40-man roster.
Wed, Jun 8, 2005 12:02:00 AM

Devil Rays designated RHP Jose Diaz for assignment.

Diaz, acquired along with Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano last July, has a big fastball and not much else. His 9.13 ERA in 23 2/3 IP for Double-A Montgomery will proabbly help him clear waivers.
Fri, Jun 3, 2005 06:31:00 PM

Joselo Diaz was traded from the Mets to the Rays in a four-player deal.

Diaz is a 24-year-old right-hander with a mid-90s fastball and little in the way of command. The Mets have been using the converted catcher as a starting pitcher, but he has to be viewed as a relief prospect. There's a chance that he could turn into a setup man, but he has a lot of work to do.
Fri, Jul 30, 2004 07:02:00 PM

Royals GM Allard Baird watched Mets Double-A pitcher Jose Diaz in a start for Binghamton last night.

Kansas City might be willing to move Scott Sullivan or Brian Anderson to the Mets. Diaz is a hard-throwing 24-year-old righty who has struck out 70 in 70 2/3 innings for Binghamton, but still needs a lot of work. He has a 5.00 ERA and 1.54 WHIP.
Tue, Jul 20, 2004 09:10:00 AM

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